Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare saw a significant dip in sales but, this year with the series returning to its roots with Call of Duty: WW2 it seems that the series might be making its way to its former glory in terms of sales as the game saw 57% increase in sales in the UK compared to Infinite Warfare.
Not only Call of Duty: WW2 sales were 57% higher compared to Infinite Warfare but, the game also saw an increase of 21% in revenue and this only includes physical sales. However, the revenue growth is low due to the fact that Infinite Warfare had expensive Legacy and Legacy Pro editions.
It seems that going back to the World War 2 setting has helped the series to come back into the good graces of the gaming community. Let’s see if Activision can get the sales to an even higher number with next year’s iteration of Call of Duty.
Speaking of next year’s Call of Duty, while Activision has not said anything about it but, there is already talk of the next year’s Call of Duty on the internet. According to the industry analyst, next year’s Call of Duty will be Call of Duty Black Ops 4.
Cowen & Company predicted it as part of the company’s note to investor’s regarding its worries about Activision’s financial performance in 2018.
Also, Sledgehammer Games has explained why they didn’t develop a sequel to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. According to studio head Michael Condrey, discussed while developing Advanced Warfare 2 would have been a natural thing but, that wouldn’t have got fans excited.
Furthermore, unlike previous iterations in the franchise, Call of Duty: WW2 rewards prestige players with unique weapons, uniforms and more. Prestige players in Call of Duty: WW2 will be rewarded and each division will have unique rewards like additional gear and more.
Call of Duty: WW2 is a first-person action shooter developed by Sledgehammer Games for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.